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February Teacher Appreciation

Please see the sign up genius, under volunteer opportunities, for the Sweetheart Breakfast! 

At BBE, we like to spoil our teachers year-round! Please consider donating individually wrapped snacks and treats for the celebration cart in the teacher's lounge. Treats can be dropped off any time and a sign up genius is always listed in the volunteer opportunities.
 

 


PAWSOME Yard Signs are Available!

 

 

A Pack of Bear Paws is roaming the Bear Branch Elementary neighborhood, and they would love to visit your lawn!

 

Click here for more information!


We know that school is going to look different for the 2020-2021 school year, but we want to be ready to volunteer as soon as we can. We have no doubt our fearless school leaders will lead our efforts to adapt to this new world, and that could present all kinds of exciting ways to support our kiddos.

 

Volunteers of the Month:
December:

Nickoette Amstutz

Claire Brom

Ashey Ellis

Amanda Krippel

 

 



CURRENT ON-CAMPUS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
Crosswalk Patrol
BBE Marquee Updater
Please visit the Volunteer tab to see details and sign up. 

 

The following are positions that we currently have open for the 2020-2021 year. Email Mandy Schiele if you have any questions or would like to join our PTA team: president@bbepta.com

 

Executive Board Positions:
Historian

Publicity 

 

LOOKING FOR WAYS TO SUPPORT BBE PTA?
RAISE FUNDS WHILE YOU SHOP!

Amazon Smile: choose Bear Branch Elementary PTA as your donor choice. AMAZON has a program where you can pick a charity and they give a portion of your purchases to that charity. Bear Branch is on the list and over the past 3 years Amazon has already supported us with gifts totaling 1,464.60! Below are the steps to start your AmazonSmile account.

Go to smile.amazon.com, sign in with your Amazon account credentials.

Search and choose Bear Branch Elementary PTA, Kingwood, Tx.

Bookmark the Amazon Smile webpage and when you purchase through Amazon always use this browser so that BBE will get the $$$.

If you have the Amazon app… first make sure you have the most updated app.

In your Amazon app – click the 3 bars at the bottom right hand corner.

Go to Settings, towards the bottom of the list.

Click on AmazonSmile.

Turn on your AmazonSmile settings, and you are good to go.

I THINK that once you do this, when you shop through the app, the AmazonSmile donations will be received automatically. Meaning you don’t have to do anything special each time you open your app to shop, unlike if you are using your computer you have to make sure and use the AmazonSmile browser in order for your purchases to count. Please let me know if you have questions. Thank you!

 

Meghan Robertson

 

 


Box Tops for Education App: Scan your grocery receipts for our school to receive ten cents for every qualifying purchase.  If you order curbside or delivery, please forward your receipts via email to receipts@boxtops4education.com 
KROGER:Every time you use your Kroger card, a portion of your purchase will be donated to the school. School code: 71131  https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow

 

 

 


After another successful year using Membership Toolkit, we are back and ready for another fantastic school year! For those of you joining us again, PTA membership and access to the online directory expired during the summer, so you will need to reactivate your account.

 

Simply login using the same Membership Toolkit login you've used in the past. Once you've logged in, click on the 'Online Forms' link in the main navigation area to review and update:

 
  • Family Information
  • Directory & Publish Preferences
  • Update your child's teacher

 

If you haven't signed up already, please make sure and register NOW. The cost is FREE, and this is the primary communication tool we use and a great resource for BBE families. Registering with the site allows you to access helpful information now and throughout the school year. Please bookmark and visit this site often to stay up to date!

 

If you have any questions, please send them to webmaster@bbepta.com.

Your Account!

We use Membership Toolkit to make it easy for parents to sign up for volunteering and do all of their PTA purchases and paperwork online. If you do not have an account yet, click the "Register Now" button and then click on the links under the "Parent and Student Information" section:

 

 

Your PTA account allows you to:

  • Join the PTA
  • Sign-up to receive important communications
  • Sign-up to Volunteer
  • Make a Donation
  • Purchase all things for Fall Fest
  • Access the online Directory and app
  • Access to content website pages just for our families and members

 

The BBE PTA works hard each year to plan worthwhile programs and events that benefit the children and teachers of our school. By joining the PTA, you not only improve what we offer our children, you become a part of it. Annually, your PTA spends close to $100 per student on:

 

  • Field Trips
  • Teacher Appreciation Events
  • Field Day Events
  • School Parties
  • Social Events
  • Parent Education
  • Special Visitors/Presenters
  • And so much more!

 

We have volunteer opportunities designed to fit every need and personality. Click here to learn about all of our volunteer opportunities and to sign up to become a BBE PTA volunteer today!

 

 


  

Click here for PTA Member Benefits


 

 

Click here for current volunteer opportunities


 

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

January 13: PTA Executive Meeting

January 18: No School

February 8-12: Winter Break- NO School

February 15: Student Holiday- NO school/ Staff workday

February 17-26: Boosterthon Fundraiser

February TEACHER APPRECIATION: Share the Love!
2/1- Return card with note of kindness for teacher, classmate, or staff member for "All you need is love" bullentin board.
2/19-Sweetheart Breakfast- Please see the genius under volunteer opportunities to sign up to bring a treat!

 
Please view the volunteer tab for more information and to sign up!

 

No Upcoming Events

 
 

2020-2021 Memory Book

 On SALE NOW! $20  
www.balfour.com

 PRICE INCREASE JANUARY 10th

5th Graders may purchase a “Student Ad” for $15 or a “Shout Out” for $5

The ads and shout out are for 5th Grade ONLY

THIS YEAR WILL BE MEMORABLE GET YOUR BOOK WHILE THEY LAST!

Please share your BBE photos with the Yearbook. Here are the ways to share photos:On the grade level or BBE PTA facebook pages, e-mail them to yearbook@bbepta.com please include the grade level of the student, and on the Balfour Image Share App. Once the app is downloaded on your phone or device create a username and password to upload photos, the project number 102164.

 
 
 
 
 

Volunteers of the Month

We are so thankful for our volunteers!

Nickolette Amstutz
Claire Brom
Ashley Ellis
Amanda Krippel